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1990s, Action, Comedy - Adult

The Last Action Hero

Released 1993 Rating 15 in UK
Director John McTiernan Writer/s Shane Black, David Arnott
Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austin O’Brien, Art Carney, Charles Dance, F.Murray Abraham, Tom Noonan, Anthony Quinn, Mercedes Ruehl, Ian McKellan, Joan Plowright, Tina Turner and lots of people appearing as themselves
Source of story An original screenplay
Elevator Pitch A boy is given a magic cinema ticket which transports him into an action adventure starring Arnie as Jack Slater. But the villain finds the half ticket and makes his way to the real world, where he thinks that if he can kill the real actor he will overcome the screen hero..
Content Lots of shooting, car chases and explosions mainly in the film scenes as opposed to the “real life” scenes.
A View I have spent a bit of time reading about this movie, and it was a complete failure. This may be because everyone seems to be trying too hard. The Sylvester Stallone spoof “Demolition Man” was released the same year and was, in my view, a success – more humerous, more violent and more sexy!

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